Zakk Wylde

Born Jan 14, 1967
Age 49
Hometown Bayonne, New Jerssey
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Nationality American
High School Jackson Memorial ...
Other Names Zakk Wylde
Hair Color Brown - Light

Zachary Phillip "Zakk" Wylde, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society, and his dedication to the study of the pinch harmonic. His signature bulls-eye design appears on many of his guitars and is widely recognized.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zakk Wylde.


1967 Birth Born on January 14, 1967.


1985 18 Years Old Wielandt grew up in Jackson, New Jersey, and went to Jackson Memorial High School, where he graduated in 1985. … Read More


1987 20 Years Old Wylde played locally with his first band Stone Henge, then later with local Jersey band Zyris. Later, he landed the role as lead guitarist and co-writer for Ozzy Osbourne. He sent Osbourne a demo tape in 1987 and was hired to replace Jake E. Lee, who replaced Brad Gillis, who replaced the deceased Randy Rhoads. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Wylde auditioned for Guns N' Roses.


2004 37 Years Old After auditions in 2004/2005, Ozzy Osbourne announced Wylde as the official guitarist for his album, Black Rain, which was released in 2007. … Read More
2006 39 Years Old Black Label Society headlined the second stage at the 2006 Ozzfest, with Wylde playing double duty with Ozzy on certain dates. … Read More


2011 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Wylde also played a guitar solo on Black Veil Brides cover of Kiss' "Unholy," on the band's Rebels EP released in December 2011. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old At the 2015 NAMM Show, Wylde announced his new company called Wylde Audio and provided a preview of his new line of custom guitars and amplifiers. … Read More
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